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Michael Jackson Highest Earning Dead Musician

2nd November 2012

Michael Jackson earned more than any other dead musician in the 2012. The 'Thriller' star, who passed away in 2009, made $145 million to top the chart - calculated for the year running October 2011...

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Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

24th July 2012

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

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Les Paul Estate Auction Raises $5 Million On Guitar Great's Birthday Weekend

11th June 2012

An auction staged to mark what would have been late guitar great Les Paul's 97th birthday has raised almost $5 million (£3.1 million).The two-day Julien’s Auctions Les Paul estate sale in Beverly Hills featured items...

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Les Paul Equipment To Be Sold Off At Auction

27th March 2012

Instruments and equipment from the estate of late guitar great Les Paul are to be sold off at auction in June (12).Highlights of the Julien's Auctions event include a 1968 Prototype Gibson Les Paul Custom...

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Slash Announces New Album Apocalyptic Love

16th February 2012

Slash has announced he will release 'Apocalyptic Love', in May. The record will be under the name Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the co-conspirators - after his vocalist and backing band - and will come...

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Slash Recording Second Solo Album

5th October 2011

Slash will start recording his second solo album this weekend. The legendary ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist has 17 songs ready to take to the studio and already has blisters on his fingers from all the...

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Les Paul Honoured With New Monument

11th September 2011

The legendary Les Paul was posthumously honoured yesterday (10/9/2011) at his Prairie Home gravesite in Waukesha, south east Wisconsin, just over two years after he sadly passed away at the age of 94. The public...

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Les Paul To Be Honoured With A Monument

7th September 2011

Late music legend Les Paul is to be honoured with a new monument at the site of his final resting place in Wisconsin.The Les Paul Estate commissioned stonemasons at Rock of Ages to build a...

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Rumer Nominated For Three Mojos

1st July 2011

Rumer leads this year's MOJO Honours List 2011, with three nods.The 'Am I Forgiven' singer-songwriter - a newcomer on the Honours List - has amassed a hat-trick of nominations including MOJO Breakthrough, MOJO Best Album...

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Fascinating Fact 11587

10th June 2011

Technical experts at Google have honoured late music legend Les Paul by posting a unique guitar widget on the search engine's home page allowing fans to 'play' songs using their computer keyboard. The dedicated Google...

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Les Paul Honored With Interactive Google Guitar

9th June 2011

Les Paul, the American musician who pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, is being remembered in a new Google doodle today (9th June 2011). Les Paul, whose musical inventions defined a generation of rock-and-roll, died of...

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Ed Westwick Is Too Busy For Romance

7th February 2011

Ed Westwick says his busy career stops him from finding love.The 'Gossip Girl' star - who has previously dated his co-stars Jessica Szohr and Leighton Meester - insists he is happy to not be in...

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Slash Brings Genres Together

24th December 2010

Slash said he's so successful because he's not afraid to embrace a number of different musical genres. The legendary guitar player said his eclectic approach is the reason his self-titled debut album - released earlier...

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Beck Hosts Les Paul Tribute Show

10th June 2010

JEFF BECK honoured guitar legend LES PAUL with a tribute show in New York City on Wednesday night (09Jun10) to mark the late star's birthday.The rocker played an intimate set at the Iridium Jazz Club...

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Grammy Fascinating Fact:

1st February 2010

Pioneering guitarist LES PAUL was honoured with a posthumous tribute at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (31Jan10), with a performance by jazz singer IMELDA MAE and British rock guitarist JEFF BECK.

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Slash's Guitar Tribute To Les Paul

28th August 2009

Rocker SLASH is dedicating his latest guitar creation to his "man and mentor" LES PAUL.The former Guns n' Roses star was devastated when guitar icon Paul died this month (Aug09), at the age of 94....

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Best Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

21st August 2009

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest electric guitarist of all time.The 'All Along The Watchtower' star topped a list compiled by Time magazine, beating renowned musicians including Slash, BB King, Keith Richards of the...

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Fascinating Fact 7853

19th August 2009

Guitar legend LES PAUL, who died from pneumonia aged 94 last week (13Aug09), will be buried on Friday (21Aug09) in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after the city holds a public tribute to him at...

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May Snubbed By Paul

17th August 2009

QUEEN rocker BRIAN MAY had mixed emotions after hearing about the death of LES PAUL - because he failed to impress the guitar great when they met.May went online after news of Paul's passing broke...

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Sambora: 'We All Owe Les Paul A Great Debt Of Thanks'

15th August 2009

BON JOVI star RICHIE SAMBORA has paid tribute to late guitar great LES PAUL, insisting every musician owes him a great debt.Sambora became the legend's friend and has been left stunned by his death from...

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"Vaya Con Dios," Les Paul -- Dead At 94

14th August 2009

Legendary guitarist/inventor/performer Les Paul died Thursday of pneumonia at age 94 in White Plains, NY. He is credited with designing the first electric guitar and the first multi-track recording system. He employed a primitive multi-track...

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Stars Mourn Les Paul

14th August 2009

Stars including THE BEACH BOYS songwriter BRIAN WILSON, JOAN JETT, KEITH RICHARDS and U2's THE EDGE have all paid tribute to late guitar legend LES PAUL.The musician-turned-guitar innovator died on Thursday (13Aug09) at the age...

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Slash Pays Tribute To Les Paul

13th August 2009

Rocker SLASH has paid tribute to late guitar great LES PAUL, dubbing him a "friend and mentor".Musician-turned-guitar innovator Paul lost a battle with pneumonia on Thursday (13Aug09) at the age of 94. During his lifetime,...

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Guitar Great Les Paul Dead At 94

13th August 2009

Guitar legend and inventor LES PAUL has died after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 94.The music icon passed away with his family and friends by his bedside at White Plains Hospital in...

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Guitar Legend Les Paul Dead At 94

13th August 2009

Guitar legend and inventor LES PAUL has died after a battle with pneumonia at the age of 94.The music icon passed away with his family and friends by his bedside at White Plains Hospital in...

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Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

12th June 2009

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

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Paul To Be Honoured By Guitar Greats

9th October 2008

Guitar legend LES PAUL is to be honoured by Ohio's Rock + Roll Hall of Fame with an all-star concert to top all all-star concerts. ZZ Top star Billy Gibbons, Slash and Richie Sambora will...

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Les Paul To Receive Ohio Hall Of Fame Induction

2nd September 2008

Guitar great LES PAUL is to be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio later this year (08). The guitar legend will be hailed at a week-long event called Rock...

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Duffy Claims Song Of The Year Prize At Mojo Awards

17th June 2008

Duffy's smash hit Mercy has been named song of the year in the Mojo Honours List 2008.The Welsh singer's number one single was called a "timeless song" by the magazine's editor-in-chief Phil Alexander at last...

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Les Paul's 'Echo Chambers' At Risk From Building Work

24th April 2008

Bosses at Capitol Records in Los Angeles fear new building work next to their famous headquarters will wreck "echo chambers" created in the basement by guitar great LES PAUL. Artists like Frank Sinatra and Dean...

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